Maven Tycho based build
In the past Package Drone was built using the PDE tools in the Eclipse IDE. A manual step.
There is now a maven tycho based build, which can be run as a headless build and creates the final product ZIP together with the "deb" and "rpm" files.
Installation with APT and YUM
There is a repository online which can directly be used for installations and future updates: http://repo.dentrassi.de/
These packages also bring startup scripts for Upstart or SystemD. See the wiki for installation instructions.
There is a basic automated test system based on Selenium WebDriver. Though it only works on Linux right now, it does unzip the product, create and setup a database and performs various tests using WebDriver.
There is still a lot to do in this area, but this is a good start.